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Blissed Out: Review of Christy Morgan’s Cooking with the Seasons: Summer Ebook & Recipe

[A quick note and special request: The VegNews Awards polls for 2010 are open! If you like Diet, Dessert and Dogs or my cookbook, Sweet Freedom, please head to the site and add them to their lists! You can nominate me for the blog, cookbook author or tweeter categories. How great would it […]


Getting to the Meat of the Matter: Meaty Spinach Pesto Lasagna

[Thanks, everyone, for your patience while my blog was undergoing some changes. They’re all done now–and I’m happy to offer you all a “print recipe” button so you don’t have to copy and paste any more! There are also more user-friendly subscribe buttons and comment threads. What do you think of them? And […]


Blog Upgrades


Just a quick note to let you all know that DDD is currently undergoing some blog upgrades (look at those fabulous book icons in the left sidebar!). As a result, you may see changes in colors, shifts in headings, or the comments may not all be visible for a day or two (but that […]


Salad Days (#3): Crazy Simple Raw Kale Salad

Ah, kale. How do I love thee? Let me enumerate the methods.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my stove can reach. And also my wok.

I love thee sautéed with a hint of garlic and soy sauce.

I love thee to a level of spice that […]


Salad Days (#2): Grilled Vegetable Salad with Fresh Tarragon Dressing

Remember that first blush of new love, those early days when you were still keen to learn every little thing about your sweetheart? A casual glance around the back yard revealed the emerald hue of the grass, the red of the tomato plants, the coral of the peonies all mysteriously so much sharper […]


Salad Days* (#1): Cabbage (or Broccoli) Delight

[Ah, if only I were truly still enjoying my salad days . . . in reality, I am firmly ensconced smack-dab in the middle of my “main course” days. But you can enjoy this salad at any age!]

Now that summer is undeniably underway in these parts (nothing spells “summer” quite […]


Dog Day: Hazy, Crazy, Lazy Days of Summer

We’re in the midst of a record-breaking heat wave here in the Toronto area, which means the usual effects: kids walloped by shooting sprays from errant fire hydrants, major power outages as people crank up the A/C, and Ricki alternating between mountains of marking and indulging a seemingly insatiable craving for ice cream (thankfully, I’m […]